Todd H. Votteler, Ph.D. is President of Collaborative Water Resolution LLC. He is a co-founder and the Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Water Journal, and Editor-in-Chief of Texas+Water. Votteler is a Fellow of the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University. He is also a member of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Freshwater Mussel Work Group, which is examining conservation options for twelve mussels proposed for listing under the Endangered Species Act.
Previously, Votteler was Executive Manager of Science, Intergovernmental Relations, and Policy at the Guadalupe–Blanco River Authority. He also served as the Chairman of the Guadalupe Basin Coalition.
Votteler was appointed by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Lucius Bunton as the Federal Special Master for the Endangered Species Act (ESA) litigation, Sierra Club v. San Antonio. Prior to that he assisted Federal Court Monitor Joe G. Moore, Jr. during the landmark ESA litigation over the Edwards Aquifer, Sierra Club v. Babbitt. In 2013, he was part of group awarded the Partners for Conservation Award by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell for work that resolved a water dispute over the Texas Edwards Aquifer. Votteler negotiated an agreement between The Aransas Project and the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority to resolve a dispute over surface water and the endangered whooping crane that had consumed over $12 million in litigation costs during The Aransas Project v. Shaw.
His previous experience also includes Research Scientist for the Battelle – Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, in Washington, D.C., Executive Director of the Guadalupe-Blanco River Trust, a 501(c)3 land and water trust, and Chairman of the Texas Land Trust Council.
Todd has a B.S. in Natural Resources from The University of the South, an M.S. in Natural Resources from The University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Geography from Texas State University.